SUCCESS isn’t owned, it’s LEASED. And rent is due every day.”

— JJ Watt (NFL defensive end 2011- )

“The HARDER you work, the harder it is to SURRENDER.”

— Marv Levy (NFL head coach 1978-82, 1986-97)

“Today I will do what others WON’T, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others CAN’T.”

— Jerry Rice (NFL wide receiver 1985-04)

“It’s not wanting to WIN that makes you a winner. It’s refusing to FAIL.”

— Peyton Manning (NFL quarterback 1998-2015)

“The only place SUCCESS comes before work is in the DICTIONARY.”

“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase PERFECTION, we can catch EXCELLENCE.”

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of STRENGTH, not a lack of KNOWLEDGE, but rather a lack of WILL.”

— Vince Lombardi (NFL head coach 1959-67, 1969)

“The difference between ORDINARY and extraordinary is that little EXTRA.”

— Jimmy Johnson (NFL head coach 1989-93, 1996-99)

“Never DIE easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It’s okay to lose, to die, but don’t die without TRYING, without giving it your best.”

“When you’re GOOD at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re GREAT at something, they’ll tell you.”

— Walter Payton (NFL running back 1975-87)

Photos credits: football on grass, Watt, & Levy all from Wikimedia Commons, Manning by Mike Morbeck/Flickr, Lombardi from Needpix, Johnson courtesy Dallas Cowboys, Payton courtesy Chicago Bears.